Gas Phase Studies of Catalytic Processes Involving Vmon Clusters and their Reaction with Alcohols, Alkenes, Nox, and Nh3 Using a Desk-Top Size Soft X-Ray Laser

  • S. Heinbuch
  • F. Dong
  • E. R. Bernstein
  • J. J. Rocca
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 130)


Reactions of neutral vanadium oxide clusters with (1) methanol, ethanol, (2) alkenes, and (3) NOx and NH3, in a flow tube reactor, are investigated by time of flight mass spectroscopy experiments and density functional theory (DFT). Single photon ionization through using a compact soft x-ray (46.9 nm, 26.5 eV) laser is employed to detect both neutral cluster distributions and reaction products. Results and insights to catalytic processes are presented.


Vanadium Oxide Tantalum Oxide Catalysis Today Flight Mass Spectrometer Single Photon Ionization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Heinbuch
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Dong
    • 1
    • 3
  • E. R. Bernstein
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. J. Rocca
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.NSF ERC for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and TechnologyColorado State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringColorado State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryColorado State UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsColorado State UniversityUSA

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